Posted By: susiefreckleface Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 11/22/06 09:26 PM

Hello all,

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I start Level 1 (ages 3-6) catechist
training with Wendie Roberts and Susan Matthews. Marya (the DRE at my
church) is cool with this and about starting an Atrium Sept 2007. We are
going to complete this year as previous years using the 'God is with us'

I would sure like prayers for the benefit of our parish children. I've only
seen and heard great things regarding the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Montessori methods.

I've been told that we would probably be the first Catholic Atrium in Orange
County.... possibly southern calif. I just came back from visiting the
Atrium at St. Anne's in San Luis Obispo. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!

We sooooo need to be able to offer this means of Catechesis to our parish

Pretty please add this endeavor to your prayer list.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

toodles & God bless, sUSAn
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Posted By: Wondering Re: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 11/23/06 01:42 AM

Would you please elaborate on the method and training involved?
Posted By: ebed melech Re: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 11/23/06 07:13 PM

Bishop John Michael has blessed the use of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (a montessori method of religious education) for the children in his eparchy. The wife of Father Emmanueal Samayoa helped to develop the program for Byzantines.


This might be something to consider for other EC and EO eparchies. I have heard wonderful things about the method.


Here is the official, national website:

Posted By: Porter Re: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 11/24/06 04:20 AM
Prayers for you, Susan, that the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is truly effective and works well for the children in your religious education program.

In Christ,

Posted By: Pani Rose Re: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 11/25/06 12:47 PM
St. Georges has a very successful ECCD program. One of the reasons, out side of parent and parish participation is our Catechesis Director, Mary Grace. She has stayed on top of things for years, so I have sent her the link.

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